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Methodism in the American forest

Author: Russell E Richey
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Methodism found its home in the American forest. It was quickly learned that only a fool would, in the new country, adhere to John Wesley's mandate for preaching in fields. Under the blazing American sun, Methodist preachers found a better outdoors 'sanctuary' for larger gatherings. Camp meetings, if not a Methodist invention, became the movement's signature. Over the course of the nineteenth century, Methodism  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version: Richey, Russell E.
Methodism in the American forest.
Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]
(DLC) 2014026495
(OCoLC)892895243
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Russell E Richey
ISBN: 9780199359639 0199359636
OCLC Number: 902846578
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Methodism and the American woodland --
Wilderness, shady grove, and garden --
Cathedraling the woods --
A church spread into the wilderness --
Gardening the wilderness or machines in the garden or tending the garden --
Two cities in the woods, Methodism's gardening options : a concluding note --
Appendix: John Wesley preaching under trees and in groves.
Responsibility: Russell E. Richey.

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Russell E. Richey explores the ways in which Methodist preachers interacted with and utilized the American woodland, and the role camp meetings played in the denomination's spread across the country.  Read more...

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Russell Richey has done as much as anyone to shape how we think about early American Methodism. In this call to reconsider the connection between nature and faith, Richey expands the scope of his Read more...

 
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